Research and Presentations
“Child Pornography and Risk Assessment for Contact Offenses”
Presented data at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
(Proceedings AAFS, page 220, February 26, 2011)
Presented Illinois case law and Illinois statutes related to juvenile competency. Illinois Psychological Association Annual Convention, November 10, 2007.
"Psychology, Sex Offender Civil Commitment, and Evidence in Illinois"
Presented Illinois case summaries to illustrate standards for evidence in sex offender civil commitment trials. Illinois Psychological Association Annual Convention, November 12, 2005.
"Psychopathy as a Taxon: Sex Offender Treatment and Legal Implications"
Presented a paper which reviewed criteria for psychopathy and legal implications of the Hendricks v Kansas U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Paper presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.
(Proceedings AAFS, page 133, February 14, 2002)
"Experimentally Induced Neurosis in Sentencing Mitigation"
Presented a case study outlining classic behavioral principles associated with the collapse of regulation within personality and subsequent homicide. Paper presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.
(AAFS Meeting, page 1-17, February 17, 1994)
"Factorial Analysis of Chemical Dependence and Personality Traits"
(unpublished). This research was based on data from 1100 inpatient profiles from the Clinical Analysis Questionnaire, Parts I and II, and The Addictions Severity Index. No significant factors were identified.
Doctoral dissertation -
"Psychopathology and Institutional Adjustment for Incarcerated Adolescents"
This was a two-year longitudinal study of the adjustment patterns of a sample of 84 males remanded to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Juvenile Division. Youth with Axis II (personality disorders), in contrast to Axis I (clinical disorders), were found to have the greatest difficulty with institutional adjustment.
"Effects of Youth Services Intervention on Subsequent Arrests"
(unpublished). The results supported the utility of early intervention and diversion from the juvenile justice system of youths involved in minor offenses.
"Effects of Values Clarification on Junior High Problem Students: Attitude Assessment Toward Power and Authority Using Semantic Differential
(unpublished). The results showed that (1) youth who had prior contact with the juvenile justice system had more negative attitudes toward power and authority and (2) subsequent participation in eight sessions of structured values clarification exercises produced an adaptive pro-social shift from their initial attitudes.